Islamabad, The Muslim philanthropic organization of Indonesia, Dompet Dhuafa has completed the construction of 10 climate resilient model houses for Pakistani flood victims in District Sujawal, Sindh Province. The Ambassador of Indonesia Mr. Adam M. Tugio chaired the hybrid session of project completion ceremony and symbolically handed over the keys to Mr. Muhammad Hasan Rind, representing the flood affectees. “As brotherly nations, Indonesia shares sorrows of Pakistani people caused by recent floods and the reconstruction of these houses are manifestation of our solidarity”, added the envoy.
The housing program for flood victims in Pakistan by Dompet Dhuafa provided 10 brick houses, 4 public toilets and one water well. Each house has a size of 15×20 feet with two bed rooms and one living room. This model housing project worth around USD 35.000 has been completed in 27 days. In October, Dompet Dhuafa also built two model houses in the nearby area.
Indonesia and Pakistan have strong bonds of brotherhood and this humanitarian aid reflects the strong partnership and mutual cooperation to support each other in difficult times. “We hope that assistance from the government and people of Indonesia will reduce the sufferings of flood affected communities and support the rehabilitation and reconstruction process”, Ambassador Tugio said in his concluding remarks.
Earlier, in September 2022, the Indonesian government dispatched the first batch of flood relief aid weighing around 90 tons followed by sending the team of 29 Indonesian health professionals to Sindh Province. The fourth batch of Indonesian additional logistic assistance is expected to arrive in Pakistan next week. President Joko Widodo also pledged to provide humanitarian grant of USD 1 million which will be sent directly to NDMA of Pakistan. The disbursement process is expected to be finalised before the end of the year.